Marvel’s ResurrXion for Iceman, Weapon X, Jean Grey and Generation X


  Marvel’s been rolling out teasers for yet another eventish kind of thing due in 2017 and this time it’s the merry mutants who are coming back. The X-Men have widely been considered as being under a ban of some kind (along with the Fantastic Four) since Fox has the movie rights, but…well who knows what’s […]

Valiant reveals Harbingers Wars 2 is coming


One of Valiant’s big fall releases is Harbinger Renegades  by Rafer Roberts and Darick Robertson, widely teased as “Jack Kirby’s Trainspotting.” But what you didn’t know until right now is that it will be kicking off a whole Harbinger Wars 2 event. It’s a follow up to Valiant’s first event, in 2013, the first Harbinger […]

6 Days of BAIT: Lee Bermejo, “add all the devil horns” you’d like.


What’s up everybody! Welcome to a very special series you’ll only see here on The Beat. We’re days away from Dark Horse publishing the enigmatic Chuck Palahniuk’s new collection of short stories/adult coloring book, Bait: Off-color Stories for You to Color. To count down, over the next few days we’ve got reader’s digest style (yep, carbon-dating myself) questionnaires answered […]

Riri’s no-no: Marvel gets schooled on teen fashion and sexualization

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There was a kerfuffle yesterday! Over this J. Scott Campbell variant cover to Invincible Iron Man #1. The books stars new character Riri Williams, a brilliant 15-year-old mechanical whiz, as the new person in the armor. Now, Campbell is known for drawing sexy women, and while the above cover is pretty mild compared to past […]

New Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 teaser trailer just revealed and I got so excited I cried


    Damn. I did not know I missed these guys so much. This teaser footage passed the “Single tear rolling down my cheek” threshhold set by the Phantom Menace trailer back in the day. Yes I cried! Other may find themselves peeing their pants in excitement. Or just needing to change their underwear in general when […]

Review: ARCHIE MEETS THE RAMONES #1 is Uneven but Fun


There’s no stoppin’ the Archies from hoppin’! On one level, the concept of Archie, Betty, Veronica, Reggie and Jughead joining forces with Joey, Johnny, Dee Dee, and Tommy Ramone shouldn’t work. At all. On many levels, the bands’ outlooks are seemingly too different from each other to meld into something that could be coherent. The […]